Cardamom Panna Cotta

Yippee!!! My 50th post. I am so so so happy to do it and take this occasion to celebrate with a creamy Italian dessert. 

A simple dessert recipe here using agar agar, a vegetarian substitute for gelatin. No baking required and can be prepared in the shortest available time [excluding the time required to set the dessert]

Recipe credit: Indian Cuisine


Whipping cream 1 cup [250 ml]
Milk 1/4 cup
Sugar 2 tbsp [You can increase as per your preference for sweetness]
Agar agar - 1 tbsp [had strips of agar agar which I crushed to get 1 tbsp of small flakes]
Cardamom powder 1 tsp
Water enough to soak the agar agar flakes
Oil  to grease the moulds


In a pan mix milk, whipping cream, sugar and cardamom and allow it to boil. Soak the agar agar in sufficient water for 10 minutes [I did this as per my packet instructions]. After that keep it on medium flame and stir at regular intervals till the flakes get dissolved completely. Later add this agar agar mixture to the milk mixture in the pan and mix well. Switch off the flame. Allow the mixture to cool for about 10 minutes or so. Pour in greased cups or moulds and refrigerate them until set.

Demould the panna cotta, place in the middle of a plate and serve it with your choice of accompaniment. Here I have garnished them with glazed cherries, tutti frutti pieces and sprinkles before serving.

Enjoy !!!

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